Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed Neymar will undergo surgery on his broken metatarsal injury and is likely to be out for up to two months.
The Brazilian sustained the injury during PSG’s 3-0 win over rivals Marseille on Sunday evening, prompting immediate fears he would miss next week’s Champions League showdown with Real Madrid.
Les Parisiens boss Unai Emery had suggested there was a small chance the forward would have recovered in time to face Madrid but late on Tuesday, Neymar’s father revealed his son would have surgery in order to be fully fit for this summer’s World Cup.
And on Wednesday evening ahead of their Coupe de France clash with Marseille, PSG made an announcement.
“After an initial treatment period of three days inline with a strict medical protocol, a joint decision has been taken between the medical staffs of both Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team,” read a statement released on the club’s official website.
“In accordance with the player, it has been decided that Neymar Jr will undergo surgery in Brazil at the end of this week.”
“He will be operated on by Dr. Rodrigo Lasmar, accompanied by Professor Saillant, representing PSG.”
The Ligue 1 leaders are yet to give any indication as to when Neymar could return to action, but given the nature of the injury, it seems unlikely it will be before May.